Big Ag, Big Food, and the Commons -revisited

Today I’m reprising a talk I did last year with Professor Elizabeth Robison’s Sociology class.  We’ll be discussing a brief history of agriculture and food production in the U.S. Key points are how the capital requirements, political dynamics, and technology developments have combined to make food production anything but the success story free market advocates often claim.  One thing I’m adding this year is some insights into how a commons works and how the commons and coops might rescue us from Big Food and Big Ag.

Link to download slides in Powerpoint format.